Delaware woman charged with 4th DUI

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October 21, 2013 6:32:17 PM PDT
Police say a woman had been drinking when her minivan slammed into a car in Wilmington... and this isn't the first time she has been charged with DUI.

46-year-old Kimberly Mauk of Wilmington is charged with her fourth offense for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. She is also charged with two counts of Vehicular Assault First Degree, two counts of Vehicular Assault Second Degree, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, and Failure to Yield Right of way.

Investigators say it was 6:49 p.m. Friday when Mauk's 2007 Honda Odyssey turned directly into the path of a 2005 Honda Accord on Concord Pike.

A 35-year-old female passenger in the Honda Accord sustained serious injuries in the crash and was transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center in critical condition.

The 37-year-old male driver, as well as a 3-year-old boy and a 15-month-old girl in the Honda were all transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries. The children were both treated and released with minor injuries.

Neighbor Greg Crabill was trying to stop Mauk back in May when he shot video of her loading her children into the same van involved in the accident.

"Are you drinking and driving? With your children?" Crabill can be heard saying on the video.

Moments later, the video shows Mauk racing off down the street.

Crabill showed the video to police who charged Mauk with endangering her children and offensive touching.

All but the offensive touching charge were dropped.

"Offensive touching that was defined because was that her hitting me while I was on the phone with 911, trying to report a drunk driver," Crabill said.

Crabill also took a picture of empty liquor bottles on Mauk's patio.

After this most recent incident, Mauk was transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where she was admitted with non-life threatening injuries. After being released from the hospital she was taken into custody and charged.

Crabill was alarmed to hear that she had been freed Monday on $14,000 cash bail.

"She's still no the streets, she's out now. All I could say is watch out who's driving next to you, behind you, and in front of you because it will happen again, as I predicted. I feel bad for the family that's dealing with this right now," Crabill said.

If she's convicted, Mauk is facing a mandatory minimum of two to five years in jail.


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